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Broken phone? How about fixing it yourself then?

So, your phone breaks. You’ve got no insurance. You have to pay a fortune to fix it, right? Well, yes. Even if you’ve got insurance you’ll still need to pay for the excess, and that can increase wildly depending on who the insurance is with, what you’ve done …

What really happens when your phone or iPad goes in for repair

If you were travelling back into work this morning then, if you’re on the train or Tube, I’ll bet you’ve seen someone using a broken phone. Phones, let’s admit, are expensive things. We already pay enough per month to buy the things, so the thought of paying even …

Curved glass ? Big replacement cost.

I’m going to start this piece by saying that I’ve never been greatly bothered by phone insurance. It’s not something I’ve considered getting because I’m generally pretty careful. However, thanks to our bank (and a regular monthly fee) we have a few “perks” which includes travel and mobile …

Getting your regular phone fix – it’s a habit

During a recent press day discussing the security of iPhones and the encryption, fingerprint, TouchID and FBI involvement; Apple revealed a simply fascinating bit of data. Whilst mentioning that 89% of their customer use a passcode or fingerprint to protect their iPhones, Apple revealed that on average people …

Should you still get your iPhone fixed elsewhere? Yes, actually

Over the weekend we reported on the problems that some Apple owners were facing following an upgrade to iOS 9. The new update brings with it some “security checks” that look for third-party replacement and repair work. If those checks fail, your shiny new iPhone becomes nothing more …

How to fix the iStick on iOS9

When I reviewed the iStick back in June, while the software needed a little refining, I could clearly see the benefit of being able to copy media from an iOS device to a USB-equipped memory stick. However, the recent Apple update to iOS9 stopped the iStick from working with no …

Fix your broken screen, all you need is some cola

Broke your screen? Sure, you could spend money getting it fixed properly (the people at iMend can do that for you) or you can try this simple trick at home. It involves some Coca Cola, or it could be Pepsi, I’m not sure. I’m not going to sway …

Online, offline, iMend now does a walk-in service too

This weekend, apart from getting stupidly drunk in my local (I’d like to apologise right now to everyone), I went to several local shops. During my walk around it kinda hit me just how lucky we are to have all these businesses on our doorstep. I got me …

Apple publish official workaround for text message bug

Earlier this week we reported on the fact that you could reset an iPhone and generally annoy the owner by sending them a simple text message. The workaround, as we mentioned then, is to get Siri to respond to the text, or you can turn off message notifications. …

Fix that busted phone or tablet. iMend Review

OK, I’m going to talk about it. In London recently I sat at Euston and generally watched the world go by. What was pretty amazing was the amount of people using broken phones. I saw three people with broken iPhones, and they were all cracks or busted glass …

Cleaning out a dirty hole

Yesterday my rather battered Samsung Galaxy SII started doing something weird. It seemed to develop magical powers, and was charging even when it wasn’t plugged in. I plugged and then unplugged it and it seemed to correct the problem but, after a few hours, it happened again. I …

Spy on the mechanics with Audi Cam

A couple of months ago I took my car to an Audi dealer for repair. The £20 job quickly turned into a £700 repair bill and, no matter how many times it was explained to me, I couldn’t fully understand what all the techy mechanical stuff meant. Now …